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Rest In Peace

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On this date in 1996, Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club died of a brain hemorrhage.




Video: The Gun Club - Sex Beat (1981) - youtube


Blogload: The Gun Club - Fire Of Love - cactusmouthinformer.blogspot.com

Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle

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On this date in 1982, Simple Minds released their ninth single, "Promised You A Miracle". It was backed by "Theme From Great Cities". The 12" also included an instrumental called "Seeing Out The Angel". The A side appeared on their fifth album, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84). The other tracks were non-LP tracks. The single reached the #13 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Glasgow, Scotland new wave band continues on.




Video: Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle - on Top Of The Pops - 1982 - youtube


Blogload: Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) - awangarda.blogspot.com

The Dark - Chemical Warfare

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On this date in 1982, The Dark released their debut album, Chemical Warfare. It contained the singles, "The Masque" and "On The Wires". The Islington, England punk band released five singles and two albums by 1981 and while active since then, have not released new material.




Blogload: The Best Of The Dark - discografiasfree.blogspot.com

Adam and The Ants - Antmusic EP

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In March of 1982, the EP, Antmusic, was released though it was not sanctioned by Adam & The Ants. The songs had been recorded in August of 1979 and the recordings were not owned by Adam & The Ants so they had little to say. The EP tracks were "Kicks", "Physical", "Friends" and "Car Trouble Parts 1 & 2". The EP reached #46 on the U.K. charts. The band on this EP were not the 1982 version of the band. The band was Adam Ant, Matthew Ashman, Dave Barbarossa and Andy Warren. All of the tracks appeared on 1980's debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox.




Blogload: Adam and The Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox - gustavoeo.net

Happy Birthday!

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Jaz Coleman (born Jeremy Coleman) of Killing Joke turns 50 today!


Killing Joke, left to right:
Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker and Youth

Killing Joke...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Killing Joke has an official website: killingjoke.com


Video: Killing Joke - Love Like Blood (1985) - youtube


Blogload: Killing Joke - debut album - recessed-filter.blogspot.com

Lightning Raiders - Psychedelic Musik

On this date in 1980, Lightning Raiders released their debut single, "Psychedelic Musik". It was backed by "Views". The London punk band released just two singles before disbanding. Ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook played on this record. They were not official members of the band. They were repaying a debt to bassist Andy Allen who played bass on The Sex Pistols single, "Silly Thing".





Blogload: Lightning Raiders - Psychedelic Musik and Views - nuzzprowlinwolf.blogspot.com

Patti Smith - Because The Night

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On this date in 1978, Patti Smith released her sixth single, "Because The Night". It was backed by "God Speed". The A side was from her third album, Easter. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus when the album was re-released on CD. The single, which reached the #5 in the U.K. and the #13 in the U.S., was her biggest hit. It was co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith.




Video: Patti Smith - Because The Night - on Old Grey Whistle Test - 1978 - youtube


Blogload: Patti Smith - Easter - tunestop.blogspot.com

The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern

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On this date in 1978, The Boomtown Rats released their third single, "She's So Modern". The B side was "Lying Again". The A side Appeared on their second album, A Tonic For The Troops. The B side was a non-LP track that was added to the album when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #12 spot on the U.K. charts. The Irish punk/new wave band disbanded in 1986.




Video: The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern - on Top Of The Pops 1978 - youtube


Blogload: The Boomtown Rats - A Tonic For The Troops - drunksongs.blogspot.com

Eddie and The Hot Rods - I Might Be Lying

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On this date in 1977, Eddie and the Hot Rods released their fifth single, "I Might Be Lying". It was backed by "Ignore Them (Always Crashing In The Same Bar)". Neither track appeared on an album but both were added as bonuses to their second album, Life On The Line, when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #44 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Essex, U.K. power-pop/proto punk band disbanded in 1981. Bassist Paul Gray left before the end to play in The Damned.





Blogload: Eddie and The Hot Rods - Life On The Line - hazmegritar.blogspot.com

We Want The Airwaves

Radio Radio...

WNYE (91.5 FM), long one of those shadowy stations floating around the lower left side of the FM dial, wants to become a player.

Last Sunday, it broke out "Radio New York," a format that features indie music anchored by six hours of live programming every morning.
- NY Daily News Article

Independent radio stations KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle and Radio New York 91.5 FM have joined forces to create Radio Liberation, an unprecedented partnership dedicated to listeners and independent music.

I don't live in New York anymore but Club80 does.

If you do the check out...Radio New York
or Radio Liberation NY

In Seattle check out Radio Liberation Seattle

And, of course, you can listen on the web.

Happy Birthday!

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Lene Lovich (born Lili-Marlene Premilovich) turns 59 today.




Lene Lovich...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Lene Lovich Fansite: lenelovich.com


Video: Lene Lovich - New Toy - on Top Of The Pops 1981 - youtube


Blogload: Lene Lovich - Stateless - www.taringa.net

Bananarama - Really Saying Something

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On this date in 1982, Bananarama released their third single, "Really Saying Something". It was backed by "Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares". The A side was fron their debut album, Deep Sea Skiving. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus on a later CD release. Fun Boy Three sang background on the A side (sort of a payback for Bananarama's backup vocals on Fun Boy Three's "T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)" from earlier in 1982). The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band is still intact though one original member, Siobhan Fahey, left in 1988.




Video: Bananarama - Really Saying Something - youtube


Blogload: Bananarama - Deep Sea Skiving - lost-intyme.blogspot.com

The Members - Radio

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In March of 1982, The Members released their eighth single, "Radio". It was backed by "(If You) Can't Stand Up". The A side appeared on their third album, Uprhythm, Downbeat. The B side did not but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The Camberley, England punk/post punk band released four albums before disbanding in 1983.




Video: The Members - Radio - youtube


Not Radio but...
Blogload: The Members - Sounds Of The Suburbs - A Collection Of The Members Finest Moments - zxunami.bloringa.net

The Dream Syndicate

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On this date in 1982, The Dream Syndicate released their self-titled debut EP. It included "Sure Thing", "That's What You Always Say", "When You Smile" and "Some Kinda Itch". The second and third track appeared on their debut album, The Days Of Wine And Roses, though they were re-recorded versions. The post punk/power pop band from Los Angeles disbanded in 1989. Steve Wynn went on to a successful solo career.




Blogload: The Dream Syndicate - debut EP - madparade.blogspot.com

Pearls Galore!

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Just a little rarity that I found over at VINYL GOLDMINE - Lost New Wave & Power Pop Gems: PEARL HARBOUR - Pearls Galore!

Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul

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In March of 1981, Orange Juice released their fourth single, "Poor Old Soul". It was backed by "Poor Old Soul Pt. 2". They were both non-LP tracks. The Glasgow, Scotland post punk band released four albums before disbanding in 1985. Lead singer Edwyn Collins would embark on a successful solo career.




Video: Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul and Rip It Up - live (date unknown) - youtube


Blogload: Poor Old Soul and Poor Old Soul Pt. 2 - spinstersrock.blogspot.com

The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire

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On this date in 1981, The Birthday Party released their second album, Prayers On Fire. It contained the single, "Nick The Stripper". The Melbourne, Australia post-punk band originally recorded under the name The Boys Next Door. In fact, their self-titled debut album was originally released under the name The Boys Next Door before being repackaged. The band called it quits in 1983 and frontman Nick Cave formed The Bad Seeds.




Blogload: The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire - lost-intyme.blogspot.com

4" Be 2" - All Of The Lads

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In March of 1981, 4" Be 2" released their third single, All Of The Lads. It was actually an EP that contained "All Of The Lads", "Jimmy Jones" and "Bitch". The London post punk band was fronted by Jimmy Lydon, Johnny's younger brother. This was their last single as Jimmy left the band. They continued on for a little longer with Martin Lydon handling the vocals, Jimmy's younger brother.




Not All Of The Lads but...
Blogload: 4" Be 2" - One Of The Lads - debut 12" - geranium-rollmops.blogspot.com

MX-80 Sound - Out Of The Tunnel

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In March of 1980, MX-80 Sound released their second album, Out Of The Tunnel. It contained the single, "Someday You'll Be King". The punk band from Bloomington, Indiana has since moved to san Francisco where metal has become the major influence on their musical style.




Blogload: MX-80 Sound - Out Of The Tunnel - commercialzone.blogspot.com

Magazine - Secondhand Daylight

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On this date in 1979, Magazine released their second album, Secondhand Daylight". It contained the single, "Rhythm Of Cruelty". The Manchester, England post punk band, fronted by original Buzzcocks' frontman Howard Devoto, disbanded in 1981.





Blogload: Magazine - Secondhand Daylight - k-kao-shima.blogspot.com

Sex Pistols - Silly Thing

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On this date in 1979, Sex Pistols released their seventh single, "Silly Thing". It was backed by "Who Killed Bambi?". It was almost the Sex Pistols. The London punk band had disbanded in 1978 when Johnny Rotten left the band. However, the Malcolm McLaren marketing machine was still rolling. Drummer Paul Cook handled the vocals on the A side while Eddie "Tenpole" Tudor handled the vocals on the B side. Both tracks were from the Great Rock & Roll Swindle soundtrack. The single reached the #6 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




Video: Sex Pistols - Silly Thing - youtube


Blogload: The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle - soundtrack - walldill.blogspot.com

The Jam - Strange Town

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In March of 1979, The Jam released their seventh single, "Strange Town". It was backed by "The Butterfly Collector". Neither track initially appeared on an album. The A side was added to their fourth album, Setting Sons, on a later CD re-release. The B side was not. The single reached the #15 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Woking, England punk/mod revivalist band disbanded in 1982. Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler have toured together since. Paul Weller has no interest in a reunion.




Video: The Jam - Strange Town - live 1982 - youtube


Blogload: The Jam - Setting Sons - ustedville.blogspot.com

Alley Cats - Nothing Means Nothing Anymore

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On this date in 1978, Alley Cats released their debut single, "Nothing Means Nothing Anymore". It was backed by "Give Me A Little Pain". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, Nightmare City. The Los Angeles area (Lomita, California) punk band were not rockabilly, despite the "cat" name. They disbanded in 1988.




Video: Alley Cats - Nothing Means Nothing Anymore - from Urgh! A Music War - youtube


Blogload: The Alley Cats - Nightmare City - powerpopcriminals.blogspot.com

Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)

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On this date in 1982, Tears For Fears released their second single, "Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)". It was backed by "The Prisoner". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, The Hurting. The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Bath, England new wave band was driven by Curt Smith and Roland Orzabel. Curt left the band in 1990 but returned in 2000. They are still active.




Video: Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love) - youtube


Blogload: Tears For Fears - The Hurting - nrrules.blogspot.com

New Math - They Walk Among You

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On this date in 1982, New Math released their debut EP, They Walk Among You. It included "They Walk Among You", "Garden Of Delight", "Branded", "Invocation" and "American Survival". The Rochester, NY post punk, horror-influenced band had previously released two singles. They would release one full length album before disbanding in 1984.




Blogload: New Math - Wake The Dead - a compilation - the-manchester-morgue.blogspot.com

Spandau Ballet - Instinction

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On this date in 1981, Spandau Ballet released their seventh single, "Instinction". It was backed by "Gently". The A side appeared on their second album, Diamond. The single reached the #10 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave band disbanded in 1990.




Video: Spandau Ballet - Instinction/Coffee Club - youtube


Blogload: Spandau Ballet - Diamond - historyofthe80s.blogspot.com

Happy Posthumous Birthday!

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Patty Donahue of The Waitresses would have turned 52 today. She died of cancer on December 9, 1996.




The Waitresses...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Waitresses website: www.hardcafe.co.uk/waitresses


Video: The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like (1980) - youtube


Blogload: The Waitresses - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? - sector2814.wordpress.com

The Fix - Vengeance

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On this date in 1981, The Fix released their debut single, "Vengeance". It was backed by "In This Town". Neither track appeared on an album. This was not the English new wave band. This was a U.S. hardcore band. The Lansing, Michigan hardcore punk band only released three records while together, this single and 2 EP's. They disbanded in 1982.




Blogload: The Fix - "Vengeance" and "In This Town" - www.kbdrecords.com

Nightmares In Wax - Birth Of A Nation

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On this date in 1980, Nightmares In Wax released debut EP, Birth Of A Nation. It contained "Black Leather", "Girl Song" and "Szangri-La". The Liverpool new wave band did not release another album under this name. They found more success under their new name, Dead Or Alive.





Blogload: Nightmares In Wax - Birth Of A Nation - - rabidhummingbird.blogspot.com

Toy Dolls - Tommy Kowey's Car

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On this date in 1980, Toy Dolls released their debut single, "Tommy Kowey's Car". It was backed by "She Goes To Finos". The A side did not appear on a studio album. The B side would up on their second album, A Far Out Disc, released in 1985. The Sunderland, England punk band is still together, despite numerous personnel changes.




Blogload: Toy Dolls - We're Mad - The Anthology - backin77.blogspot.com

Duffo - Give Me Back Me Brain

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In March of 1979, Duffo released his debut single, "Give Me Back Me Brain". It was backed by "Duff Record". Both tracks appeared on his debut punk album, Duffo (he had released two albums in Australia). Originally from Australia, Jeff Duff ("Duffo") relocated to London, put together a band and started releasing punk records in his cross-dressing androgynous persona. The album, Duffo, was also released in March of 1979 and included, aside from "Give Me Back Me Brain", the single "Tower Of Madness". Most recently, he has been making music described as a cross between David Bowie and Frank Sinatra.


"Give Me Back My Brain"



Duffo


Blogload: Duffo - "Tower Of Madness" single - spinstersrock.blogspot.com

The Weirdos - We Got The Neutron Bomb

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On this date in 1978, The Weirdos released their second single, "We Got The Neutron Bomb". It was backed by "Solitary Confinement". The Los Angeles punk band disbanded in 1981 before releasing a full length album. Their catalog at this time consisted of two EP's and three singles.




Blogload: The Weirdos - "We Got The Neutron Bomb" and "Solitary Confinement" - www.7inchpunk.com

Happy Birthday!

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Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers turns 59 today.


The Stranglers, left to right:
Jet Black, Jean Jacques Burnel, Dave Greenfield and Hugh Cornwell


The Stranglers...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The official Stranglers website: www.stranglers.net


Video: The Stranglers - Peaches - live 1978 - youtube



Blogload: The Stranglers - Greatest Hits 1977-1990 - audioscreen.blogspot.com

Eddie and The Hot Rods - Writing On The Wall

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In March of 1976, Eddie and the Hot Rods released their debut single, "Writing On The Wall". It was backed by "Cruisin' (In The Lincoln)". Neither track appeared on an album but both were added as bonuses to their debut album, Teenage Depression, when it was re-released on CD. The Essex, U.K. power-pop/proto punk band disbanded in 1981. Bassist Paul Gray left before the end to play in The Damned.




Not Writing On The Wall in studio form but there's a life version on here...
Blogload: Eddie and The Hot Rods - Get Your Balls Off - hangoverhard.blogspot.com

Young Marble Giants - Testcard

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In March of 1981, Young Marble Giants released their second and last EP, Testcard. It consisted of "Clicktalk", "Zebra Trucks", "Sporting Life", "This Way", "Posed By Models" and "The Clock". None of the tracks appeared on their only album, Colossal Youth, nor were any released as singles. The Cardiff, Wales post punk band disbanded in 1981.




Blogload: Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth and Collected Works (which contains the Testcard EP) - sadsongsfordirtylovers.blogspot.com

S.P.K. - Information Overload Unit

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On this date in 1981, S.P.K. released their debut album, Information Overload Unit. It did not generate any singles. The Sydney, Australia experimental post punk/industrial band was previously known as Surgical Penis Klinik. For this album, S.P.K. stood for System Planning Korporation. They last released new studio material in 1987.




Blogload: S.P.K. - Information Overload Unit - elbeso-galeria.blogspot.com

Stiv Bators - Disconnected

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On this date in 1981, Stiv Bators released his debut solo album, Disconnected. It included the single, "It's Cold Outside". The former Dead Boys' frontman was in-between bands. He would later front Lords Of The New Church. He died June 3, 1990 from complication from being hit by a bus.




Blogload: Stiv Bators - Disconnected - commercialzone.blogspot.com

Red Cross

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On this date in 1981, Red Cross released their self-titled debut EP (nicknamed the "Annie's Got The Hits" EP). It included "Cover Band", "Annette's Got the Hits", "I Hate My School", "Chlorox Girls", "S&M Party" and "Standing in Front of Poseur". None of the racks appeared on their debut album, Born Innocent, nor were any of the tracks released as singles. The Los Angeles hardcore band included Steve and Jeff McDonald, Ron Reyes (later in Black Flag) and Greg Hetson (of Circle Jerks' fame). They changed their name to Redd Kross later. The band is still together with the McDonald brothers still at the helm.




Blogload: Red Cross - Debut EP - anthemsfromthealleyways.blogspot.com

The Exploited - Dogs Of War

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On this date in 1981, The Exploited released their third single, "Dogs Of War". It was backed by a live version of "Blown To Bits". The A side did not originally appear on their debut studio album, Punks Not Dead, but it was added as a bonus track when it was re-released on CD. The Edinburgh, Scotland band was one of the U.K.'s original Oi! bands. They are still together but moved towards thrash by the late '80's.




Video: The Exploited - Dogs Of War and Punks Not Dead - live 1983 - youtube


Blogload: The Exploited - Punks Not Dead - jingernotes.blogspot.com

Blondie - Rapture

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On this date in 1981, Blondie had the #1 U.S. Single with "Rapture". It was on the album, Autoamerican.




Video: Blondie - Rapture - youtube


Blogload: Blondie - Autoamerican - chicasrockeras.blogspot.com

The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin

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On this date in 1980, The Undertones released their fifth single, "My Perfect Cousin". It was backed by "Hard Luck (Again)" and "I Don't Want To See You Again". The first two tracks appeared on their second album, Hypnotised. The third track was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single reached the #9 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Derry, Northern Ireland punk/post-punk band disbanded in 1983 when singer Feargal Sharkey left. He went solo and Sean and Damian O'Neill formed That Petrol Emotion. The Undertones re-formed in 1999 without Feargal.




Video: The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin - on Top Of The Pops - 1980 - youtube


Blogload: The Undertones - Hypnotised - rockblaine.blogspot.com

The Boys - You Better Move On

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On this date in 1980, The Boys released their sixth single, "You Better Move On". It was backed by "Schoolgirls". Neither track appeared on a regular album by The Boys. The London punk/power pop band disbanded in 1982 after four albums (plus an album under their thinly disguised holiday persona, The Yobs). Matt Dangerfield and and Casino Steel were with London SS (with Mick Jones, Tony James and Brian James) before assembling The Boys. They have gotten back together for some reunion shows in recent years.




Video: The Boys - You Better Move On - on German TV - probably 1980 - youtube


Blogload: The Boys - Complete Punk Singles Collection - subers.blogspot.com

Angelic Upstarts - I'm An Upstart

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On this date in 1979, Angelic Upstarts released their second single, "I'm An Upstart". It was backed by "Leave Me Alone". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, Teenage Warning. The South Shields, England Oi! band is still performing.




Blogload: Angelic Upstarts - Teenage Warning - hc-punk-ska.blogspot.com

The Comsat Angels - Red Planet

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On this date in 1979, The Comsat Angels released their debut single, "Red Planet". It was backed by "I Get Excited" and "Specimen No. 2". None of the tracks appeared on their 1980 debut album, Waiting For A Miracle. The Sheffield, England post-punk/new wave band changed their name to the C.S. Angels later on due to some pressure from Comsat, the satellite company. They disbanded in 1995.




Blogload: The Indie Scene 1979 - includes Red Planet by The Comsat Angels - iwsbm.blogspot.com

Happy Posthumous Birthday!

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Billy MacKenzie of the Associates would have turned 51 today. He died on January 23, 1997 of complications stemming from depression.


The Associates, left to right: Alan Rankine and Billy MacKenzie


Associates...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Video: Associates - Party Fears Two - on TV 1982 - youtube


Blogload: Associates - The Affectionate Punch (debut album) - rho-xs.blogspot.com

Tones On Tail

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On this date in 1982, Tones On Tail released their self-titled debut EP. It contained the tracks, "A Bigger Splash", "Copper", "Means Of Escape" and "Instrumental". None of the tracks were included on their 1984 debut album, Pop. The Northampton, England goth/post punk band was a side project for Daniel Ash of Bauhaus and Glen Campling, a Bauhaus roadie. When Bauhaus disbanded in 1983, drummer Kevin Haskins joined Tones On Tail. They lasted until 1985. Ash, Haskins and another former Bauhaus member, David J, formed Love And Rockets.




Blogload: Tones On Tail - Everything - malkavian-black-veil.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Andrew Farriss of INXS turns 49 today.


INXS, top, left to right: Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss and Garry Beers.
Bottom, left to right: Jon Farriss, Michael Hutchence and Kirk Pengilly


INXS...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Official INXS Website: inxs.com


Video: INXS - Don't Change - on TV 1982 - youtube


Blogload: INXS - The Greatest Hits - bibliotecademp3.blogspot.com

U2 - I Will Follow

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On this date in 1981, U2 released their first single in the U.S., "I Will Follow". It was backed by a live track called "Out Of Control". The single had previously been released in the U.K. with a different live B side. The A side appeared on their debut album, Boy. The Dublin, Ireland new wave band failed to chart with this single in the U.K. or the U.S. but that wouldn't be an issue much longer.




Video: U2 - I Will Follow - on TV - 1980 - youtube


Blogload: U2 - Boy - frisiansotherfavorites.blogspot.com

Public Image Limited - Flowers Of Romance

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On this date in 1981, Public Image Ltd released their fifth single, "Flowers Of Romace". It was backed by "Home Is Where The Heart Is". The A side was an extended version of a track that appeared on their fourth album, Flowers Of Romance. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #24 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The post-punk band, fronted by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) formerly of Sex Pistols, lasted until 1993.




Video: Public Image Limited - Flowers Of Romance - on Top Of The Pops - 1981 - youtube


Blogload: Public Image Ltd - Flowers Of Romance - rho-xs.blogspot.com

Half Japanese - Spy (Doors)

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On this date in 1981, Half Japanese released their second single, "Spy (Doors)". It was backed by "I Know How It Feels...Bad" and "My Knowledge Was Wrong". The first two tracks appeared on their second studio album, Loud. The third track did not but was added as a bonus track when re-released on CD. The Uniontown, Maryland punk/experimental band still exists though they are not as active as they once were.





Blogload: Half Japanese - Loud - suckingicecubes.blogspot.com

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